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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Moonfish on Today at 08:07:42 PM »
Mendelssohn: VC
Bruch: VC


Nothing amazing in this recording. Pretty much in the middle of the road performances of these two warhorses.
But Jansen is very cute!

Hmm, an interesting listing for the Demus' WTC on Amazon. It literally makes my heart race...   ::)

The Diner / Re: And They're Off! The Democratic Candidates for 2020
« Last post by drogulus on Today at 06:45:30 PM »
Fix one thing and usually you'll end up causing many issues you wouldn't have thought of.

    Medicare has been subjected to plenty of tests. The basic structure exists. Private insurance is shrinking as more employees are priced out.

    Employer/employee based insurance is an affront to capitalism. It suppresses employment, wages and profits, kills innovation with job lock, and will never offer stability.
The Diner / Re: And They're Off! The Democratic Candidates for 2020
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 05:47:43 PM »
Fire department is a human right in the US. Your house is on fire? Nobody asks if you have a fire plan and which rooms your plan covers. Oh, kitchen is on fire? Sorry, your silver plan doesn't cover kitchen! You need our golden plan for that and it costs $500 more than your $1000 silver plan. They come and put it out for you. Rich, poor, doesn't matter. Everyone things it's how it should be and even Republicans are not repealing it.

See, you talk about this like it's just a fact. Not a situation that took a long, long time to develop.

Because when fire departments started, they operated by people subscribing to them. You paid a premium so that you were on the list of properties they would come and extinguish fires at. Your neighbour might not have a fire service, or they might have a different fire service to you.

Have a read.

I'm not arguing with you that the current system of fire departments is undoubtedly better. But talking about it as if it's just some inevitable way of working shows no awareness that that isn't historically how they worked.
The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by Alek Hidell on Today at 05:45:56 PM »
Donovan: 7-Tease

A favourite of mine.

I never really think of Donovan beyond "Mellow Yellow" and "Sunshine Superman." He seems like one of those who's forever locked into the Sixties. What's his later music like?

Wishbone Ash: There's the Rub

Wasn't this a Monty Python skit? ... ah yes, the "Pasolini's 'Third Test Match'" bit from the Season 3 finale: :D
The Diner / Re: And They're Off! The Democratic Candidates for 2020
« Last post by greg on Today at 05:37:33 PM »
What would you be testing? Would it be if health care for everyone would work?
There's almost always unforeseen issues in anything new.

Start in a small area. Once the bad effects are known, people can decide on whether the trade-off is still a net gain. Then gradually expand if it all goes well.

Society is a lot like software. Fix one thing and usually you'll end up causing many issues you wouldn't have thought of. Blind optimism isn't helpful.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by JBS on Today at 05:37:18 PM »
And from Arkivmusic as well

THE AZRIELI MUSIC PRIZES were established in 2014 by the Azrieli Foundation to offer opportunities for the creation, performance and celebration of high quality new Jewish music. New Jewish Music, Vol. 2 – Azrieli Music Prizes features the world premiere recordings of works by composer Kelly-Marie Murphy, winner of the 2018 Azrieli Commission, and composer Avner Dorman, winner of the 2018 Azrieli Prize. In addition to those, the album also features Seven Tableaux from the Song of Songs composed in 1992 by Srul Irving Glick, arranged for soprano, piano and string orchestra by François Vallières. These wonderful works are performed by the Orchestre classique de Montréal under the direction of Boris Brott, with soloists Sharon Azrieli (soprano), Lara St. John (violin) and the duo Couloir, which consists of Ariel Barnes (violoncello) and Heidi Krutzen (harp).

In Tel Aviv, emigrated Jewish architects from Germany such as Arieh Sharon adapted the principles of Bauhaus design to the extremes of the climate. White and Light colors and small recessed windows served as protection against the heat and glare of the desert. Generous shaded balconies were incorporated into the buildings so that residents could catch the breeze from the sea. Hundreds of these buildings came to define the character of the growing metropolis in the 1930's and 1940s. In 2003, Tel Aviv "White City" became an UNESCO World Heritage Site as the world’s largest still existing collection of Bauhaus style buildings. It is this place that inspired mandolin player Aon Sariel and pianist Michael Tsalka to record this album with music from J.S. Bach and Yehezkel Braun.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 05:34:15 PM »
What's that like?

Heavy Bach transcriptions flanking heavy-ish, baroque-informed works by Gubaidulina and Hindemith.  Gourari's style works well, though Elusive Affinity is her best ECM disc.

Can ask who your new avatar is? Google image search wants me to think it's Alan Turing.

John Logan.
There are to my knowledge three (or is it four?) Jorg Demus recordings, which ones are you referring to? I have only heard the ones from the CD release on MCA and greatly enjoyed Book 1. I am having a hard time keeping all his recordings straight in my mind, I think these MCA CD releases are the Westminster recordings from the 1950s? It might or might not make my top 5, I would have to think about this quite hard before I compile a full list.

For now I will only mention Andrei Vieru, this is one of my favorite discoveries in the last few years. His interpretations are so probing and deep and at least on piano second only to Tureck's DG recording.
I’d never heard of Vieru and am excited to take a look. I have to check about Demus because I’ve been listening to some more recent live recordings that someone sent me via internet files. I’m not sure where they came from. I’ve listened to the 50s stuff and I’m not sure. Maybe I should bump Demus. There are many good ones like Pienaar and Fellner. Maybe I could replace Demus with Fellner although he’s only done B1.
The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by greg on Today at 05:31:49 PM »

Saw today. Definitely recommended for anyone who might be considering watching it.
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